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COVID-19 Support Officer 12 month FTC or internal secondment

  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: WBC/20/128644
  • Published: Wed 24/06/2020, 13:15 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/07/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £24,313 - £32,029
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN, Berkshire

Adult Social Care COVID-19 Task Force has been set up in response to the evolving situation with Coronavirus in the UK. The primary function of the service, is to work collaboratively with customers, partners and other stakeholders to; 
• mitigate the impact on wellbeing of essential measures such as social distancing and quarantining of vulnerable adults 
• reduce the likelihood of outbreaks of COVID-19 in services and 
• to coordinate the outbreak control plan where outbreaks do occur in services 
 
We recognise that we will need to continue to provide this additional support for some months to come and are therefore now seeking a number of Support Officer’s to join us for a period of 12 months. 
 
Do you have a passion for supporting the delivery of effective services to adults with care and support needs? 
 
Do you consider yourself to have great communication skills and the ability to digest lots of information and identify and respond to risk in a fast paced and constantly changing environment? 
 
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens during the Coronavirus pandemic? 
 
If so, Wokingham Borough Council wants to hear from you! 
 
COVID-19 has presented us with a unique challenge and we are committed to working with our communities, provider sector and voluntary agencies to ensure no one is left behind. We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of that response in delivering wrap around support to our provider market and those vulnerable persons using it. This role provides the opportunity to make a difference. 
 
We are looking for practitioners with experience of working in Health or Adult Social Care settings, ideally with knowledge of relevant legislation, in particular the Mental Capacity Act 2005. You will have robust communication skills and the ability to digest large amounts of information, extracting and responding to indicators of risk. You will have an ability to think flexibly and creatively in a solution focused way – most importantly, you will be flexible and an excellent team player who is willing and able to get the job done 
 
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Julie Stevens at julie.stevens@wokingham.gov.uk or Marcia Campbell at marcia.campbell@wokingham.gov.uk 
 
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and requires all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. 
 
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted. 
 
Wokingham Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Reference / post number
35294

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  • Job Description
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: WBC/20/128644
  • Published: Wed 24/06/2020, 13:15 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/07/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £24,313 - £32,029
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN, Berkshire

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